Stafford/LBI Top Stories

May 29, 2020

STAFFORD — If there was a good time for great news, the time is now. The Stafford Police Department has quite a day. The department is congratulating the retirement of Lieutenant Allen Halliday, badge #58, as well as the hiring of his replacement and son, full time Police Officer Zachary Halliday, ...

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STAFFORD — Mayor Gregory Myhre and Police Chief Tom Dellane signed an executive order on Friday to ease restrictions on bars and restaurants so they can offer additional seating on their properties.  This includes the potential of sidewalk seating and parking space seating.  The application ...

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STAFFORD and LBI — With schools closed, many parents have no choice but to stay home to care for their children. Some are able to work from home, while others are essential employees. In some cases, the removal of a loved one from a long term care facility may mean an inability to work. Like ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, NJ — Tune in to a virtual "Art in the Park" session hosted by Long Beach Township and Just Bead It on Friday, May 29 at 2 p.m.  This virtual art session is a preview of what is to come this summer in Long Beach Township.  During the watch party attendees will learn how to ...

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STAFFORD — This has been a very difficult time for so many people in the Southern Ocean area.  Especially for so many of our neighbors affected by unemployment particularly in the food and drink industry, medical industry and many others.  The Manahawkin Elks Lodge, located at 520 Hilliard Blvd ...

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TRENTON, NJ — One month into New Jersey’s recovery period, trends in data are showing the state is well past COVID-19’s harrowing April peak.  But according to officials, the decreases in new cases and hospitalizations aren’t a declaration of victory. Gov. Phil Murphy reminded citizens on ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – Ocean County attributes 58 percent of its COVID-19 related deaths to long term care facilities. In Brick Township alone, 97 of the 108 fatalities were residents of one of the six LTCs within the municipality. Additionally, a Complete Care at Shorrock staff member also died ...

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STAFFORD - Stafford Township leadership and the NJ Department of Transportation released the following statement today, Wednesday, May 27. Route 72 eastbound lanes reopen tomorrow as the Route 72 East Road project nears completion in Stafford Final milling and paving to be completed in a few ...

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STAFFORD — The leadership of the Stafford Schools has a great program planned to recognize the promotion of their sixth graders into middle school.  Most of those students will attend the Southern Regional Middle School in the fall and others will attend private schools throughout the ...

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SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. — With restrictions from COVID19 beginning to lift, the need for safe travel planning can be easily met online with Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members newly launched, high performance, tourism related website. In time for summer, this dynamic site brings local ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ -  With the Memorial Day weekend over, there are some changes as far as an increase in positive COVID-19 test results. As of today, there are 8,401 currently confirmed coronavirus cases throughout the county's 33 municipalities. It remains unknown as far as the number of active ...

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STAFFORD — Today, Tuesday, May 26, NJ Governor Phil Murphy announced that schools will be allowed to hold graduations outdoors effective July 6, 2020.  Proper social distancing must still be maintained. See article here. This has thrown a wrench in school districts planning their ...

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NEW JERSEY - Governor Phil Murphy has just released information regarding outdoor graduations. They will be permitted after July 6th. This is a breaking news story and will be updated as soon as local schools release their plans.

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Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Title: “Searching for a ‘New Normal’ in New Jersey’s Public ...

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STAFFORD — A U.S. Marine Corp veteran has been blessed with the gift of a new roof for his home in Stafford Township.  Mike Rank Roofing and Universal Supply Company are donating the labor and materials.  Rank has been doing this each year for a deserving veteran.  This year Mike met Tom Davis, ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Nicole Quick of Ocean Acres in Manahawkin readily admits she is an extrovert and overall positive person.  When COVID-19 caused New Jersey to essentially shut down, Quick found it a struggle. She also realized she was not alone and sprang into action. Enter the birth of ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ –   The federal government has issued recalls on Healthy Choice Power Bowl 9.5 ounce Chicken Feta and Farro.  The United States Department of Agriculture have issues a warning that expands on a recall issued on April 10, 2020. Conagra Brands, Inc. or Russellville, ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Fearing an economic calamity, Gov. Phil Murphy says he is "burning up the phones" as he calls on members of congress for support of in securing "much-needed direct federal aid to states." "It’s the only way to ensure that our first responders, health care workers, and educators ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ – Yesterday’s virtual meeting of the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Roundtable featured two executives from the Southern Ocean Medical Center. Michele Morrison, Chief Hospital Executive at Southern Ocean Medical Center, and Jim Young, Executive Director ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The head of the state's Department of Labor said Thursday that the measures enacted to slow the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 have resulted in the state’s unemployment numbers soaring to their highest recorded levels. Robert Asaro-Angelo said that the state’s unemployment rate ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ  – The Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) continues to expand its robust COVID-19 response by establishing a new Disease Investigation/Contact Tracing Institute in partnership with Ocean County College. One of the main goals of the institute is to recruit, train and develop ...

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Ocean County, NJ  – When Jeff Borghoff heard about the need for personal protective equipment (PPE’s) for first responders and public health workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, he immediately knew he wanted to pitch in and help out. Jeff, a 56 year old from Forked River, not only wanted to help ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Dan Higgins was a 2 sport athlete at Southern Regional High School participating in football and baseball and has just returned to his hometown of Manahawkin after finishing his college and professional career to start his new business venture, Higgins Passing Academy. As a ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - As New Jersey continues to test people regardless of symptoms, the percentage of positive to negative results have dramatically changed. Overall, more than a half a million people have been swabbed for COVID-19 statewide. The total number of confirmed cases is now 150,399. For ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) announced Tuesday that workers who have exhausted their state unemployment benefits may now be eligible for an extension. The Department has begun notifying some workers already receiving benefits of a 13-week ...

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STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, NJ — On Wednesday, May 20 a Proclamation was signed by Mayor Gregory E. Myhre and Chief Thomas Dellane regarding the State of Emergency and the Parks and Recreation in Stafford Township.  The Proclamation stated that on Friday, May 22, 2020 Stafford Township will reopen all ...

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OCEAN/BURLINGTON, NJ –  A Republican debate for the Third Congressional District primary election is in the works, with TAPintoBarnegat/Waretown Editor Stephanie Faughnan and Matt Rooney of Save Jersey acting as moderators. The details, dates, and format will be released as soon as they become ...

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JERSEY SHORE, NJ — Peaceful Birth NJ is offering a 5-week virtual class series on HypnoBirthing® on Zoom starting on Saturday, May 30. Christina Ha of Peaceful Birth NJ offers birth services as a labor doula and as a HypnoBirthing® practitioner. "My passion for peaceful birthing stems from my ...

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BEACH HAVEN — The Coronavirus worldwide pandemic has greatly influenced our lives. The Long Beach Island region is trying to get ready to handle the massive influx of vacationers and visitors this summer.  You can expect a flood of regular visitors from the New York City and Philadelphia region.

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SHIP BOTTOM, NJ — Join the region’s chamber online as this month's Women in Business features reopening safely and a community COVID-19 Q & A with Southern Ocean Medical Center Chief Executive Michele Morrison. Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce invites the business community to their ...

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